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Global chip sales jump 40 percent in June

Demand for memory and wireless communications chips drove a 40 percent increase in global semiconductor sales in June, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said Monday.

Google launches site to register IPO bidders

In a sign that Google is moving closer to launching its much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO), the search giant opened a Web site on Friday where investors can register to bid for the company's shares.

Electrical fuses help IBM chips heal themselves

IBM believes its new eFuse technology brings the company one step closer to autonomic computing by allowing chips to sense their own flaws and reconfigure themselves without outside intervention, the company announced Friday.

Microsoft looks to more personalized IM

Microsoft plans to deliver a new version of its popular MSN Messenger client by mid-2005 that will let users create a more customized instant messaging (IM) experience, the company said last week.

PDA viruses could get nasty

Viruses that target handhelds can be even more dangerous than their cousins that attack PCs, spawning self-replicating programs that hide easily, a security researcher told an audience of security professionals at the Black Hat Briefings conference i...

Flexible future in store for flat-panel displays

The quickening pace of innovations in flat-panel display technology will make possible the development of flexible displays sooner rather than later, but users will still have to wait for nearly a decade before large, full-color flexible displays bec...

Intel chipset problem mars Nocona launch

Just days after an internal memo from Intel CEO Craig Barrett was published calling the company's recent manufacturing problems "not acceptable," a bug has emerged with the chipset developed for Intel's latest Xeon servers, which are scheduled to be ...

Microsoft releases patch for three critical holes in IE

Microsoft on Friday released an out-of-cycle patch to fix three critical and previously disclosed holes in Internet Explorer. The company also released an updated version of a software tool for cleaning out the prolific Mydoom virus and its variants...

Apple, RealNetworks clash fuels industry debate

The increasingly rancorous feud between Apple Computer and RealNetworks over technology that lets tunes from the RealPlayer Music Store play on the market-leading iPod is refueling controversy about Apple's business model, copyright law and the impac...

Longhorn faces another delay

The first beta test version of Microsoft's next major Windows client release, code-named Longhorn, probably won't be available until the second half of next year, which would represent another delay for the much-anticipated beta.

Intel pushes back date for 4GHz Pentium 4

Intel has decided to push back the launch date for its 4GHz Pentium 4 desktop processor to the first quarter of 2005, after reviewing its launch schedules and determining it would not be able to introduce the product in sufficient volume, a company s...

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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